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Notable Historical Events for July 20th

1836Charles Darwin climbs Green Hill on Ascension

1943US Joint Chiefs of Staff question Admiral Nimitz over the landing on Gilbert Island

1989Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

1944Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by Germany army officer Claus Von Stauffenberg.

200816th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Candace Parker win

1976Hank Aaron hits 755th & last home run off Angels Dick Drago

1980Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic

1956Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs

1991Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant

1944US President FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Dem convention

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Notable Birthdays on July 20th

1956Mima Jausovec, Maribor Yugoslavia, tennis player (French Open-1977)

1908[Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Gweedore, Irish-American mob hitman

1822Gregor Mendel, Austrian Empire, monk/geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), (d. 1884)

356 BCAlexander the Great, Pella Macedon, Macedonian king and military leader, (d. 323 BC)

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Notable Deaths on July 20th

1937Guglielmo Marconi, Italian engineer/marquis (radio, Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63

1973Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32

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